Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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DWR closes Timpanogos Wildlife Management Area after recent wildfire

After the recent Range Fire burned through much of the Timpanogos WMA, the Utah DWR closed the property Tuesday until further notice in an effort to avoid disturbance of the habitat restoration projects currently underway and to ensure public safety.

Tips to avoid deer/vehicle collisions after daylight saving time ends

While Utahns will gain an extra hour of sleep on Sunday due to daylight saving time ending, the time change also means that the evening commute for a lot of Utahns will be during lower-visibility hours, which can increase vehicle/wildlife collisions.

Part of Browns Park WMA to temporarily close in November due to swan project

A portion of Browns Park Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be closing for approximately four to six weeks in November and December so Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists can catch and GPS collar trumpeter swans during their annual fall migration.

What hunters should expect during the 2020 pheasant and quail hunts

Many upland game and waterfowl hunts are already underway across Utah. The general-season pheasant and quail hunts open Nov. 7. If you are planning to target either of these birds this fall, here is what you should know.

DWR Director Mike Fowlks announces retirement

Mike Fowlks, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources director, announced his retirement Wednesday after 27 years of service with the division. His retirement will be effective Jan. 1, 2021.

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